Kuryk, Mangistau.

2017-10-01| Askar Isabekov
duration 2 часа
weather пасмурно, дождь
notes несмотря на плохую погоду, птиц было много

# species number comment

1Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)4

2Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)40

3Great White Egret (Egretta alba)15

4Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)15

5Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)10

6Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)1

7Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus)1

8Western Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)1

9Common Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)1

10Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)1

11Common Coot (Fulica atra)500

12Greater Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)2

13Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)1

14Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus)2

15Common Redshank (Tringa totanus)3

16Ruff (Philomachus pugnax)4

17Dunlin (Calidris alpina)70

18Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus)1

19Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)1

20Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)1

21Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)5

22Slender-billed Gull (Larus genei)8

23Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans)20

24Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicensis)6

25Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)

26Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)1

27Hoopoe (Upupa epops)1

28Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)1

29Crested Lark (Galerida cristata)30

30Lesser Short-toed Lark (Calandrella rufescens)20

31Calandra Lark (Melanocorypha calandra)15

32Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava)5

33White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)20

34Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)1

35Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)3

36Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina)1

37Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica)2

38House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)20

39Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla)5

40Northern Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus)1



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rare birds records

Amur (White) Wagtail (Motacilla (alba) leucopsis)

© Sveta Ashby

Fist record of Amur Wagtail (Motacilla alba leucopsis) in Kazakhstan. Most of systematics treat this taxon as subspecies of White Wagtail (Mac Kinnon&Phillips, 2000; Степанян, 2003; Roberts, 2006; Brazil, 2014; Clements, 2016; HBW, 2016) but include it to special group of eastern races. Breeding range of this bird contains Far East Russia, Korea peninsula, SW Japan, central and eastern China. Winters in Southern Asia eastward to Northern India. Records of vagrant birds known in Vitim Reserve (Russia, Northern Trans-Baikal area) at April 29, 2014 (S.L.Volkov, and in Eastern Mongolia (Gombobaatar & Monks, 2011). From November 27 to December 2 of 2015 one male was observed in Finland (Kujala, Päijät-Häme), it's third record in Western Palearctic.

Altai Snowcock (Tetraogallus altaicus)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
VKO Katon-Karagay

The first nest of Altai Snowcock found in Kazakhstan. Previously only several broods were recorded.

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

© Alexandr Katuncev

New species for Sorbulak system.

Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala)

© Gennadiy Dyakin
Aktau, Mangistau region

Rare record for Mangyshlak peninsula. Previously the following records are known: June 1-2 1888 in area of Sherkala mountain and Akmysh well, May 06, 1947 in vicinity of Fort-Shevchenko, May 07, 1964 in Danga, May 17, 2009 near Kaundy depression, and May 09, 2017 in the square of Aktau city.

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